As a surgeon, I am often asked “Is Lap-Band surgery right for me?” My general response is that the Lap-Band is a safe, effective method for healthy patients to reasonably lose between 50 and 100 pounds. Over the past several years, weight loss surgery has grown in popularity. When we speak of weight loss surgery, we’re generally referring to either bypass surgery or lap-band surgery. People want to know which one is better.
How Bypass Weight Loss Surgery Works
Bypass weight loss surgery starves your system. Bypass surgery cuts significant intestinal length from your digestive tract, and you lose a large portion of your stomach. One of the downsides to this is that you don’t get very much energy or vitamins from the food you consume. If you enjoy an energetic, athletic lifestyle, your body must be nourished or it won’t operate properly. You should avoid bypass surgery if you want to stay at the top of your game.
Lap-band surgery retains your entire digestive system in its original form. You get full nourishment from the healthy foods you enjoy. The Single Incision Lap-Band Surgery (SILS) is the least invasive weight loss surgery. This surgery also limits scarring and damages to your internal systems. It allows you to recover more quickly than any other weight loss surgery.
Dr Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson is a Phoenix weight loss surgeon. He encourages his lap-band surgery patients to learn to cook and adopt healthier lifestyles. His goal is to use culinary medicine to keep patients out of his operating room. in 2017, Dr. Simpson became a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist.